In a follow up to the email I sent out yesterday regarding the surge of Phishing / Extortion emails, please see the below from the UK police who have added more information to their site regarding the issue:
https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/alert-cyber-criminals-send-victims-their-own-passwords-in-new-sextortion-scamThere is an increasing amount of spam Phising / Ransomware emails going around stating that email accounts have been compromised, and the person is reporting to have installed various bits of software on your PC and been watching your internet activity. This is a spoofed email which they send to appear to have come from your own email address. They also ask for a bitcoin payment to not share your browsing activity!
These emails are not being sent / received from your own emails, they are coming from random compromised servers across the internet.
You can safely ignore / delete these emails. Your accounts HAVEN'T been compromised, they are just phising.